You know what makes Halloween even more fun than it already is? Getting together with your friends and planning group Halloween costumes. There is nothing more exciting than doin’ it up right with your best friends, getting decked out in full ensembles and heading out for the evening’s festivities.
Of course, you’re going to need some stellar Halloween group costume ideas to pull off this spooky holiday in proper style. And, fortunately for you and your crew, 2018 turned out to be a year bursting with group costume inspo.
Don’t believe us? See for yourself. The seven group costumes below will secure your #HalloweenSquadGoal status.
The characters from Black Panther
The biggest blockbuster of the year deserves its due credit on Halloween. Transform your crew into King T’Challa and the rest of Wakanda’s superheroes with these costumes. Of course, you should always be mindful of cultural appropriation and be respectful in how you present yourself. (King T’Challa, $33.49 at Amazon; Shuri, $27.56 at Amazon; Killmonger, $34.21 at Amazon; Okoye, $27.81 at Amazon)
Your high school years may be far behind you, but it doesn’t hurt to relive your youth every now and then. Besides, you’ve been a fan of Archie and the rest of the gang as long as you can remember. So, go on! Turn your tribe into #RiverdaleSquadGoals. (Archie, $39 at Amazon; Betty, $16.99 at Amazon; Jughead, $45.96 at Amazon; Veronica, $16.99 at Amazon; Josie, $36.39 at Amazon; Cheryl, $30.90 at Amazon)
The Average Joes
Dodge, dip, duck, dive, dodge! Everyone loves a good underdog story, which is all the more reason to revive the Average Joes from the 2004 comedy Dodgeball. Bonus points if someone in your group carries around a toy wrench and sporadically lobs it at one of you. (personalized Average Joes costumes, $65.99 each at Amazon)
Spoiler alert! There were quite a few casualties in Avengers: Infinity War. Hold out hope by having your crew represent your favorite superheroes in this elite world-saving group. (Thor, $25.89 at Amazon; Iron Man, $45.53 at Amazon; Captain America, $51.79 at Amazon; Black Widow, $64 at Amazon; Hawkeye, $37.16 at Amazon; Spider-Man, $49.99 at Amazon; Gamorah, $35.99 at Amazon)
The Pac-Man universe
Throw it back to your childhood by dressing up like the characters inhabiting your favorite nostalgic arcade game: Pac-Man! With easy, breezy T-shirts, there’s something for everyone, from Mr. and Mrs. Pac-Man to the Ghost Gang and even the fruit. (Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man T-shirts, $17.95 each at Amazon; Ghost Gang T-shirts, $17.95 each at Amazon; Pac-Man fruit T-shirts, $17.95 each at Amazon)
The enduring power of this Disney classic is pretty amazing if you think about it — it debuted in 1937 and is still as beloved as ever. So for a crowd-pleasing group costume, the characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are no-brainers. With T-shirts for the dwarfs and a full ensemble for Snow White, this one works well for groups who like to keep it low-key… but have that one friend who is always extra. (Snow White, $38.23 at Amazon; Seven Dwarfs T-shirts, $17.95 each at Amazon)
Taco Bell’s menu items
Are your friends a little saucy? Well, look no further for your perfect Halloween group costumes — live mas by having your besties dress as actual sauce packets. Mild, hot, verde, and fire, to be precise. The rest of your crew can dress up like tacos. Taco Bell dollar menu, represent! (Taco costume, $32.85 at Amazon; mild sauce T-shirt, $18.99 at Amazon; hot sauce T-shirt, $19.97 at Amazon; verde sauce T-shirt, $19.97 at Amazon; fire sauce T-shirt, $19.95 at Amazon)